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Schedule of Activities

Wednesday Evening Open House, on-site at 113 East 30th Street

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library

Monday Night Meditation, conducted via Zoom

7:45 P.M. Zoom connection opens (see link below)
8:00 - 9:00 P.M. Zazen

Weekend Meditation Retreats, conducted via Zoom

Weekend sittings are conducted via Zoom (see link below), and are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - 6:30 AM on Sunday. The next meditation retreats are February 11-12, 2023 and March 11-12, 2023.

The schedule for January 7-8, 2023 is:
  • Saturday, February 11:
  • 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon Zazen
    12:00-1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen
    4:30-6:00 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen

  • Sunday, February 12:
  • 4:30-6:30 AM Zazen

  • Sunday, February 12: Annual Corporate Meeting
  • 4:00 PM Annual Corporate Meeting of the First Zen Institute
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided, except for breakfast on Sunday, December 8. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block. Readings for the Weekend Zen Retreats will come from Zen Master Tales, translated by Peter Haskel.

Zoom Link for Weekend Zen Retreats and Monday Night Meditation:

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Meeting ID: 869 4143 8887 Passcode: 878506

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Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.